The latest insane restraining order making the South Carolina family court rounds

Posted Friday, June 17th, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Custody, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

I am on repeated record in finding numerous provisions of the typical South Carolina custody order to be overly broad, stupid, and frankly reckless.  Over

Pro se appellant creates interesting law on military retirement and jurisdictional challenges

Posted Thursday, May 26th, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Equitable Distribution/Property Division, Family Court Procedure, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

The May 25, 2022, Court of Appeals opinion in the case of Williams v. Williams demonstrates the ability of a pro se litigant to effect

Fornicating (even baby-making) does not turn jointly titled property into “marital property”

Posted Tuesday, May 24th, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Equitable Distribution/Property Division, Law and Culture, Of Interest to General Public, South Carolina Specific

I’ve been getting a number of recent calls from people in long-term sexual relationships seeking assistance in dividing up their property.  Sometimes these folks have

The pitfalls of mandatory pre-litigation mediation provisions

Posted Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Litigation Strategy, Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

I increasingly see provisions in custody or support agreements that require mandatory mediation before either party can file a mediation case. Sometimes these agreements are

Lecture material for Why Family Court Attorneys should do Appeals

Posted Friday, May 6th, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Continuing Legal Education, Miscellaneous, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

Below is my lecture for the May 6, 2022, Continuing Legal Education program Why Family Court Attorneys should do Appeals: To begin I’d like to

Refiled Hayduk opinion makes small addition on attorney fee issue

Posted Wednesday, May 4th, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney's Fees, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

On May 4, 2022, the Court of Appeals issued a refiled opinion in the case of Hayduk v. Hayduk. I blogged about that case when

How being my clients’ fiduciary impacts my practice

Posted Saturday, April 16th, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants

Comment one to Rule 1.15 of the South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct make attorneys fiduciaries for their clients. For those not familiar with the

Why would you want a “bulldog” lawyer?

Posted Friday, April 15th, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants

I occasionally get calls from prospective family law clients wanting to know if I’m a “bulldog” (sometimes, it’s a “pitbull”). One can never be certain

There’s good reasons clients should do things my way

Posted Thursday, April 14th, 2022 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Attorney-Client Relations, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

A pretty sizable portion of my clients fight me on the process of doing the work I want done. I would not claim I have

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